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Mozambique: Building Entrepreneurs and Focusing on the Environment

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). The Hunger Project-Mozambique focused on projects with tangible impacts for its partners. As a result, partners are starting food processing businesses following Hunger Project trainings. Tree planting projects and water and sanitation projects are well underway.

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World Food Day 2008

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The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) first established World Food Day in 1979 in order to raise awareness about world hunger. Today, the world is in the midst of a food price crisis that is estimated to be pushing more than 100 million people into absolute poverty. Shining a spotlight on hunger has never been more important.

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International Day of Rural Women 2008

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Shining a spotlight on the world's rural women has never been more important. The current global food price crisis is pushing millions of people deeper into hunger and poverty. The prospects of achieving an end to world hunger are threatened. Only when rural women are empowered will this be achieved.

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"We Are Here to Make a Difference:" Women Leaders in Village Panchayats - Vol II

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This volume documents the path breaking strides being taken by 118 elected women representatives across the country in ensuring that children attend school, that their villages are equipped with adequate health facilities and that all sections of the population are aware of and can access government schemes.

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October 2008 Global Update

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The five finalists for the 2008 Africa Prize are working tirelessly and selflessly to provide opportunities to African women.Building collaborative partnerships with like-minded groups, such as the wonderful organizations these women represent, will be an important way forward for The Hunger Project over coming years.

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Sarojini Naidu Prize 2008 Award Ceremony

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On October 1 and 2, The Hunger Project-India celebrated the Eighth Sarojini Naidu Prize and the elected women representatives it supports.

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Finalists for the 2008 Africa Prize

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The five finalists for the 2008 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger have been announced!

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Partners Cope with World Food Crisis through Epicenter Strategy

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Cathy Burke, Country Director of The Hunger Project-Australia gives a trip update and relays how our partners in Ethiopia are coping with the world food crisis through our Epicenter Strategy.

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Sarojini Naidu Prize 2008 Winners Announced

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The Sarojini Naidu Prize 2008 supports writings on two themes: Women in Panchayati Raj: Bringing Education to Every Child and Women in Panchayati Raj: Ensuring Primary Health for All Women. The Jury for the Sarojini Naidu Prize 2008 met on September 15, 2008 and announced the winners.

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Report on the Political Situation in Bolivia

As many of you know, the Bolivian people are facing the enormous challenge of forging themselves as a multicultural democracy. These include: drafting a new constitution which will ensure rights of all citizens and establishing ways for all citizens to benefit equitably from the country's natural resources.

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